I’m a big flower person, they just make me happy. A few years ago my love for flowers took me to the Skagit Valley Tulip festival in Seattle. It was a magical experience and I’ve not been able to go back there again. So I was on the hunt for tulips in the San Francisco Bay Area. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any tulips but my search led me to some amazing blooms. Today, I’m sharing those locations with you today.
Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden: This was my best shot at finding some tulips. But when I went to the garden there weren’t any. But I wasn’t disappointed. The garden has a Dutch windmill and the blogger in me was very excited to find one. It’s a gorgeous location for wedding ceremonies, photo shoots or just a sit-down picnic.
Japanese Tea Garden: Out of the three spots I went to the Japanese Tea Garden the most number of and most variety of flowers. When I went the cherry blossoms were at peak bloom and the garden smelled heavenly. This garden is a blogger dream. There are so many photo opportunities here. I could spend a day there. If you visit the garden on Mon/Wed/Fri before 10:00 AM it’s free, otherwise, there is an entry fee of $8 for non-SF residents and $6 for SF residents.
Conservatory of Flowers: I can’t believe that I have lived in the bay area for more than 7 years and I never visited this place. It’s majestic and beautiful. Located in the Golden Gate Park. It’s one of the hidden gems in the city. The majestic Victorian architecture stands out in front of the all the colorful blooms. The glass greenhouse has more than 2,000 species of plants & flowers. I didn’t go inside for the exhibit because the outside was just so gorgeous. There are lush green lawns, perfect to bask in the sun in Spring/Summer.
All the locations are within a mile of each other and can easily be seen in a day. Where is your favorite place to see the Spring blooms? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading 😊